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Rio Frio, Mexico
Heliornis fulica


28-31 cm
Brown, long neck, black tail, long red bill, black and white striped crown and neck, black and yellow feet. Buff cheeks in the female and white for the male.


Showing their unusual feet
Photo © by Dave Clark
Northern Pantanal, Brazil, September 2014

Southern Mexico to northeastern Argentina and Brazil.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Tropical lowlands; swamps and marshes. Riparian forests.



The twiggy nest is built over water. The 3-4 mottled cinnamon eggs are incubated for around eleven days. The male has modified wing pockets to carry the young and will fly with them.


The diet includes a variety of fish and water plants.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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